They Found Gold – The Story of Successful Treasure Hunts

Verrill, A. Hyatt

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Concepcion, William Phips, Santa Margarita, Golden Hind, Hussar, Merida, Laurentic
Comments: Includes a descriptive list of undiscovered treasures in America and a list of discovered treasures; illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.25″
Pages: 267
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons, New York City (1936), in hardback with a dust jacket. The book was republished by The Rio Grande Press, Inc., Glorieta, New Mexico (1972), in hardback with no dust jacket and is marked “First Printing”. A paperback edition was also published by The Rio Grande Press in 1989.
Description: This book overviews 17 successful treasure hunts on both land and under the sea.  Regarding sunken treasure, it includes the author’s 2 trips to Silver Shoals seeking the “Concepcion”, dredging for the “Golden Hind”, the “Santa Margarita”, the steamship “Merida” (which was supposed to be carrying Emperor Maximilian’s wealth), the “Hussar” (a Revolutionary War pay ship which sank in New York’s East River), and the salvage of the liner, “Laurentic”.